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There are 4 ways to get from Sunderland to Lake District National Park by train, taxi, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  2. Take a taxi from Penrith North Lakes to Lake District National Park

$119 - $167

Cheapest option

Bus, train, taxi  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sunderland, University Of Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument Pilgrim Street X24
  2. Take the bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Carlisle, Bus Station 685
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Penrith North Lakes
  4. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Keswick Park Hotel X5 / ...
  5. Take a taxi from Keswick Park Hotel to Lake District National Park

$51 - $83

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  2. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Keswick Park Hotel X5 / ...

$63 - $103

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Sunderland to Lake District National Park 102 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Sunderland to Lake District National Park is to drive which costs £16 - £25 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sunderland to Lake District National Park is to drive which costs £16 - £25 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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The distance between Sunderland and Lake District National Park is 77 miles. The road distance is 102 miles.

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The best way to get from Sunderland to Lake District National Park without a car is to train and taxi which takes 3 h 59 min and costs £90 - £130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Sunderland to Lake District National Park, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sunderland to Lake District National Park is 102 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to drive from Sunderland to Lake District National Park.

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There are 1982+ hotels available in Lake District National Park. Prices start at $93 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sunderland to Lake District National Park.
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  • Distance: 77 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 59 min

What companies run services between Sunderland, England and Lake District National Park, England?

There is no direct connection from Sunderland to Lake District National Park. However, you can take the train to Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station, take the walk to Newcastle, take the train to Carlisle, take the train to Penrith North Lakes, then take the taxi to Lake District National Park. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Sunderland to Lake District National Park via Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station, Newcastle, Carlisle, Penrith North Lakes, Penrith, Rail Station, and Keswick Park Hotel in around 5 h 18 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $23
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $9
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Keswick Park Hotel
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach North East
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Sunderland, University Of Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument Pilgrim Street
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Stagecoach North East
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Carlisle, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach North West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Carlisle, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stagecoach North West
Other operators
Taxi from Penrith North Lakes to Lake District National Park
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Radio Taxis Carlisle
Phone
+44 1228 527575
Website
radiotaxis.org.uk
Cumbria Cabs
Phone
+44 1228 899599

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